Three teenagers were taken to hospital after being stabbed in Romford this evening.

A crime scene is in place in South Street after police were called to reports of a stabbing just before 5.40pm.

A Met Police spokesperson said three boys, aged 15, 16 and 17, were found with stab wounds and have been taken to hospital.

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The force is awaiting an update on their conditions.

There have been no arrests.

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A section 60 order has been issued by police, which gives officers "additional stop and search powers to prevent further violence in the area".

It will remain in place until 3am tomorrow (February 28).

Any witnesses are asked to call 101 quoting CAD 5355/27Feb.

To remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

* This story was updated at 12.15pm on February 28. The article previously said that a Met Police spokesperson said a fourth male was arrested on suspicion of affray. The Met has since said that no arrests have been made.